Low in carbs but high in flavour, this shrimp spinach sunny side up omelette makes a great breakfast or brunch. A shrimp omelette recipe makes an unusual change from the more typical ham and cheese or mushroom varieties. This seafood omelette with eggs on top is perfect for egg fans who want to try something different.
Shrimp spinach sunny side up omelette with eggs on top are simple to prepare but oh so tasty! What better way to start the day than this protein-rich shrimp omelette recipe which pairs succulent seafood with eggs and veggies?
Seafood Omelette with Eggs on Top Ingredients
‘You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs’, according to the famous saying, and that’s true! This recipe calls for 9 eggs. You will also need shrimp, cream, spinach, pesto, peppers, onion, garlic, salt and black pepper. Optional toppings include chives and sriracha.
If you like, you can use mixed seafood instead of the shrimp. Mixtures vary but many will contain ingredients like shrimp, mussels, squid rings, and so on. You can buy these bags frozen so thaw the bag in the refrigerator overnight, drain off excess water and you can use this seafood in the omelette.
The other ingredients are sub-friendly too, so if you prefer to use red pesto over green, chilies in place of sweet peppers, or mushrooms rather than spinach, go ahead.
You can also get creative with the seasonings, adding onion or garlic powder (instead of or as well as the onion and garlic) or try a pinch of curry powder instead of the pesto, for an Indian rather than Italian result.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavours. That’s always part of the fun of making omelettes! And you need never be bored of having the same breakfast or brunch all the time when there are so many ways to change up a seafood omelette. Omelettes and Italian frittata’s are so easy to customize.
How to Make Shrimp Spinach Sunny Side Up Omelette
The first step is to whisk most of the eggs with the cream, pesto, garlic, salt, and pepper. Melt the butter in a frying pan and then sauté the thin-sliced peppers and onions as well as the spinach.
Add the shrimp and season to taste, adding in some red pepper flakes if liked. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the whisked egg mixture, cracking the remaining 3 eggs on top so the yolk remains intact. Cover and cook until set then garnish with chives and hot sauce, if liked.
If you don’t want to have the eggs on top, you can simply whisk all of the eggs together instead. Another idea is to crack 6 to 10 quail eggs on top rather than chicken eggs. Just use whatever you happen to have or prefer.
Different Types of Omelettes
Not every omelette is created equal and I don’t just mean the additions. There are 4 main types of omelettes, namely French style, American style, soufflé style, and frittata style. This is how they differ:
- French style omelettes are served folded 3 times (like a letter) or rolled. These are typically made with just the basics and don’t have to have fillings. The eggs are shaken in the pan and stirred with a fork until the eggs start to set.
- American style omelettes are served folded in half (over the fillings) and typically have a golden crust since they are cooked for longer than their French counterparts. The egg mixture is also whisked for longer first so these omelettes can be fluffy.
- Soufflé style omelettes are prepared with separated eggs, so you have the yolks apart from the whites. After whisking the egg whites you mix in the yolks and then cook over a high heat. The soufflé omelette should be golden and fluffy.
- Frittata style omelettes mix the filling with the eggs before anything goes into the pan. Frittata can be made in a skillet or it can be baked in the oven.
Shrimp Omelette Recipe FAQs
The usual culprit here would be adding too many fillings for the amount of egg. If you use too many fillings, you are going to end up with a scramble rather than the shrimp spinach sunny side up omelette you envisioned.
Overcooking the shrimp spinach sunny side up omelette can result in holes since overcooked egg can form little tunnels. Also, having the heat too high can cause bubbles since these can be caused by high heat.
Shrimp Spinach Sunny Side Up Omelette Recipe
Shrimp Spinach Sunny Side Up Omelette
- ½ Pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 9 eggs
- ¼ Cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ Cup spinach
- 1 Tablespoon pesto
- 5 sweet peppers
- ¼ Cup red onion diced
- ½ Teaspoon garlic minced
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- Heat a frying pan over medium high heat.
- Thinly slice the sweet peppers and dice the red onion. Roughly chop shrimp.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 6 eggs, cream, pesto, garlic, pepper, and salt. Whisk well.
- Add butter to the pan and spread over the surface as it melts. Once melted, add the spinach, peppers, and onions. Sauté until spinach welts, about 2 minutes. Then add the shrimp. Season with a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 2 minutes.
- Pour the eggs into the pan. Once the egg mixture spreads to cover the surface, crack the remaining eggs over the omelette being sure to keep the yolk in tack. Gently poke the egg white around the yolk so it melts into the omelette. Cover the pan.
- Cook for 9 to 10 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped chives and a drizzle of sriracha.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Consider a shrimp spinach sunny side up omelette with eggs on top for your next breakfast or brunch. The combination of eggs, shrimp and other tasty seasonings and veggies mean this is going to be a great meal for a special occasion.
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This would make a perfect breakfast for dinner if you ask me!